“On a November day in 1957 I found myself standing in front of Miss Grosier’s first grade class in Hillcrest Elementary School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, trying to think of a really good word. She had us play this game in which each kid had to offer up a word to the class, and for every classmate who couldn’t spell your word, you got a point–provided, of course, that you could spell the word. Whoever got the most points received the coveted gold star.”
E-i-C Laura Hudson tweeted that the HuffPo/AOL alliance was yet to have any effect on AOL’s comics blog, Comics Alliance, it seems that now AOL is sending out PR about sub-site achievements. Congrats to the Krew!
In as unstable job market as we have today, three men have decided to give their art their full time attention, their all. Writer and artist of Let’s Be Friends Again!, Curt Franklin and Chris Haley respectively started their witty webcomic on the print comic world and what it means to really be friends in 2008. Eugene Ahn aka nerd rapper Adam WarRock quit his career as an attorney in 2010 in order to follow his heart and let his mouth fly. Today they announced the joining of their two ventures into LBFA!, Inc.
Well, someone had to do it: Sean T. Collins delves deep into Google cache and old wounds to give a critical look at the legacy of Dirk Deppey and ¡Journalista!. Like pretty much everyone we talk to, Collins feels that the recent ¡Journalista! as found on the revamped TCJ.com was not as effective as the earlier one. And Collins points out that Deppey himself had much to answer for in the woeful rollout of TCJ.com:
TweetEver since their autumnal launch of Law and the Multiverse, James Daily and Ryan Davidson, two stalwart attorneys licensed to practice law in Missouri and Indiana respectively, have used not a brush or nib but the digital pen to question what many fates are in store for superheroes should the law of our land ever […]
It is impossible not to feel that this Kanye + Comics blog unites the voice for our times with some kick-ass comics panels.
In the ever proliferating world of highly focused Tumblrs about comics, how can one not adore A Nice Cup of Comics which features people having a nice hot cuppa? Above, Wolverine Tea Party by Mike Maihack; below, Cap from TRUTH: RED, WHITE, AND BLACK #7 by Robert Morales and Kyle Baker.
Tweet The New York Times spotlights a new comics blog investigating Superhero law. Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, Supervillains, and the Law investigates how everyday law would affect superheroes. Contracts, immigration, insurance claims, and the Americans with Disabilities Act are just some of the recent discussions. (Is Clark Kent a legal U.S. citizen? Is a mutant gene a […]
TweetWhile I was off the grid, the Blogfather Dirk Deppey announced via Twitter that he had been laid off by Fantagraphics: I’ve been laid off from Fantagraphics. Wednesday will be my last day as The Comics Journal’s newsblogger. Sean Kleefeld has the best roundup I’ve read of reactions and the state of the blogosphere. He […]
Fandom’s deadliest duo are back: Ragnell (Lisa Fortuner) and Kalinara (Melissa Krause) are two writers who founded the link blog When Fangirls Attack and set off a whole generation of conversation and outrage. A few years ago they passed WFA to others due to real life stuff — Ragnell is in the Armed Forces, and Kalinara was in school — but it’s kind of foundered since they left — two posts explaining why there are no posts since October. So R&K are back with a NEW link blog Dispatches From The Fridge,
So Darwyn Cooke got caught on video saying that superhero comics should “…stop catering to the perverted needs of forty-five-year-old men.” He called out rape, children being forced to eat rats, explicit sex, foul language, and a lack of new characters. And now some people are getting upset. Oh come on, like you’ve never thought any of that.
Unfortunately the whole thing got derailed by his swipe at turning Batwoman into a lesbian, which came off as rather homophobic to some. Personally, I have to admit, I read it more as the character continuity issue of a man who likes his Bronze and Silver Age comics, which is somewhat humorous, given that he’s complaining about comics being ruled by the whims of forty-somethings, but he is large, he contains multitudes. (To which I say, Darwyn, it wasn’t “overnight”. She may have been around since 1956, but she hadn’t made any significant appearances since Crisis on Infinite Earths which basically changed everything. SEE? I can be as big of a geek as you are.)
So let’s break this down from the point of view of someone who is not forty five or male — me.
TweetThe proliferation of nerd-centric blogs on the internet continues. GeekWeek launched not ago, a sort of Huffington Post for topics ranging from nerd news to music to sports. It’s spearheaded by Jeff Katz of American Originals with many other contributors. Mediaite, Dan Abram’s media site has just launched Geekosystem, another geek-o-centric blog with such pieces […]
Tweet A new place on the web to look at things! Namely Comic Twart a group art blog featuring Dan McDaid, Declan Shalvey, Tom Fowler, Andy Kuhn, Nathan Fairbairn, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Urban Barbarian, Ramón Pérez, Francesco Francavilla, Mr. Hawthorne, Mitch Breitweiser, Steve Bryant, Mitch Gerads, Chris Samnee and Ron Salas Ths contrbutrs are starting […]
Tweet One of the print world’s proudest traditions has finally come online as Kenneth Smith has begun to blog at TCJ.com with a breezy little squib called Privatism, Idiotism, “Atomism”: Modern Isolationism. A philosopher/artist who did some covers for EERIE and CREEPY back in the day, with a pointillist/Virgil Finlay/Corben-esque style, Smith is best known […]